By: Mark Airon P. Creus (2015)
Lalaan Central School, Lalaan 2nd, Silang, Cavite
Korea – Philippines Teacher Exchange Program was held last October 7 – December 21, 2013 in the Republic of Korea through Asia Pacific Centre for Education for International Understanding (APCEIU) in coordination with the UNESCO National Commission of the Philippines (PH NatCOM). The aim of this program is to have a culture of peace and international understanding through education. The author was assigned to teach in Jamil High School, a senior high school for students that specializes in Academics, located in Seoul, Republic of Korea. The participant was oriented during the first week before deploying in Jamil HS. One week was spent for lesson planning and classroom observation. In the actual teaching, Philippine culture was integrated during their English subject. The lessons covered the different national symbols, culture and traditions in teaching nouns and adjectives. The students were oriented how to play the different Filipino games like “tumbang preso”, “luksong tinik” and “luksong baka” in teaching verbs. As part of the culmination activity, the students had to present one of the Filipino dances, cariñosa and one student sang the famous OPM song, “Anak”.
Teaching Philippine culture through teacher exchange program was an effective tool for the author (a) to promote Filipino culture in advocating a culture of peace and international understanding and (b) to orient the Korean students the vital contributions of Filipinos to their country.
Keyword: APCEIU, Korea – Philippines Teacher Exchange Program, Philippine Culture, Education for International Understanding
Research Conference/s Presented:
2nd Malikhaing Guro International Conference on Culture-Based Education
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